E Pluribus Unum is now accepting applications for UNUM Fellows Program
Last week, E Pluribus Unum released the application for the 2021 cohort of UNUM Fellows for state legislators from across the South. The organization’s signature leadership initiative equips Fellows with resources, training, and technical expertise to advance racial and economic equity in their communities. Applications from southern state legislators are due by September 15 and can be found at www.unumfund.org/fellows. Feel free to share with your networks.
“State legislators have the power to shape our lives and the UNUM Fellows program encourages breaking down barriers that divide us by race and class,” said EPU Founder and President Mitch Landrieu. “When leaders emphasize racial and economic equity, then we begin tearing down the old walls that were intentionally built to keep us apart. Communities work better together for a united future.”
UNUM Fellows continue EPU’s mission to increase dialogue and advance racial and economic equity in the South. Through the program, EPU will support chosen state legislators with tools to effectively advance equity in policymaking in state legislatures. Applicants must currently be serving a term through the end of 2022 in one of thirteen southern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
Click here to learn more and apply today!
New Video Series: Sleight of Hand
Despite massive progress over the last 60 years, we are still fighting to ensure that our Constitutional rights, like participation in our great democracy, are not obstructed. We can no longer fall for the distractions and magic tricks of the those with bad intentions, we must keep our eyes on the ball. Focus is imperative.
In #SleightOfHand, a new video series from E Pluribus Unum, “magic” demonstrates how we are missing systemic racism that is often in plain sight.
Learn more about this video series, and view the episode on voting rights here.